What is a Bloodborne Pathogens Training
Bloodborne pathogens are microorganisms present in human blood and body fluids and other potentially infectious materials that can cause disease.
In the United States, the government agency responsible for worker safety is the Occupational Safety and Health Administration otherwise known as OSHA regulates the Bloodborne Pathogens standard.
Bloodborne pathogens training is designed to give workers and managers the basic understanding of the common modes and methods of transmission of bloodborne pathogens. This is done through safeguards to make sure workers are protected against the health hazards from exposure to blood.
The training helps protect workers of health hazards such as:
- Hepatitis B
- Hepatitis C
Who should take the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens?
This training could help any professional working in industries that deal with blood or other potential ineffectual materials.
- Healthcare Professionals
- School and Day Care Staff
- Tattoo and Permanent Makeup Artists
- Cleaning and Janitorial Staff
What you will learn in this course:
Bloodborne pathogen training is designed to teach you how to maintain a needed safety level when working with:
- Organs or tissue that has not been treated by chemicals
- Cell or tissue cultures that are infected by HIV/Hepatitis C/Hepatitis B
As well as preventive means such as:
- Proper usage of protective equipment
- How to handle medical devices
- Proper disposal of potentially infective materials
- Signs of exposure and what to do in case of exposure